As I look back on 2018, I’m grateful for many things, one of which is that you’ve chosen to subscribe to this blog. In case you missed any of these, here are the 10 most-read posts from the year, along with a few others that I especially enjoyed writing.
1) The absolute best way to teach kids about money. The best way to teach kids about money is to make it real. Here’s how.
2) How NOT to invest. Are you making any of these mistakes with your investments?
3) The happiest uses of money. How to connect your use of money to what matters most.
4) How much should I spend on a house? Some practical guidelines that’ll give you one of the most wonderful financial benefits of all — margin.
5) Are you using one of your credit card’s most valuable benefits? Your credit card may hold the secret to getting the absolute best price on the things you buy.
6) A TV cheapskate’s guide to paying for cable TV. How we do TV in our household.
7) Life’s biggest financial decisions — the later years. Ideas for navigating late-stage career management, retirement planning, healthcare, Social Security, and more.
8) One habit that will greatly improve your finances. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
9) Life’s biggest financial decisions — the early years. Ideas about paying for college, buying a car, buying a house, marriage, and more.
10) How I found financial freedom. I didn’t start learning how to manage money until I had mismanaged a lot of money.
Here are a few extras—some posts I especially enjoyed writing.
An investor’s got to know his (or her) limitations. What climbing some mountains taught me about fear — and investing.
Where are you setting your hope? Financial lessons from the best non-financial book I read in 2018.
The importance of being known, financially and otherwise. Reflections on a couple of shocking celebrity deaths.
Blessings to you as you reflect back on 2018 and pray about the year ahead.